Bridge of Allan’s Counselling goals are to to support staff and the company by reducing sickness levels, keeping staff in work, healthy and improving communication between HR, management and staff.
Why you might need counselling: If your work is suffering for personal reasons, you may need counselling to put things right. Counselling can be an informal way of sorting out problems before they become disciplinary issues. Your employer might provide a counselling service, but there's no law to say they must. Counselling helps when your physical or mental health is affected by personal problems. The main issues, but not exclusively for which people seek counselling in the workplace can be stress, bullying and harassment, depression, substance misuse, and family issues.
Research has found that psychotherapy is as effective as medication – and in some cases works better. It also often does a better job of preventing relapse, reducing doctor’s appointments, and can elevate the stress of missed days at work. Therapy works, it engages the mind and requires an active participation, therapy specifically targets the social and stress-related factors that contribute to poor mental health in the workplace. Research Insight
Being productive and finding the opportunities you want.
Everybody is unique and so is your therapy. S.m.a.r.t. goals are a way of tracking your progress. Using this format can provide clarity about your goals, what they mean and how and when you will achieve them. This approach is also good for time limited therapy as you can see your progress in a time efficient manner.
How many sessions would be necessary ? The number of session can depend on the depth of your current situation. There are no hard and fast rules. Some people seek short term work, others prefer longer term; some like to keep it open and decide after an initial few meetings; sometimes a single meeting can clarify an issue one is seeking to gain a perspective on. The frequency of sessions is discussed at the initial, introductory meeting when we consider your circumstances and expectations of therapy and is often part of an ongoing dialogue in our work together.